Miss JoJo’s new album launch set for Friday
Miss JoJo is officially back and set to launch her new album this week.
The singer/songwriter, who went on hiatus after the release of her 2008 debut album ‘Genesis ’, will reportedly return to the music world on Friday, March 9.
The 13-track album dubbed ‘Woman’ was produced from three recognised studios in East Africa; Narrow Road Studio/Rafiki Records in Rwanda, Maramoja from Kenya and Goodlyfe in Uganda.
It goes without saying; Miss JoJo’s second album is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Now fans may very well be hearing the album sooner than they think.
As evidenced by her cover, Miss JoJo dedicates the album to all women across the world, especially in Africa.
“While we celebrate the International Women’s Day on March 8, I decided to dedicate my album to all women,” Miss JoJo says.
“As an artiste, I have a strong cause for women, and I believe that it is our turn, the youth, to participate in activities that will empower the woman and liberate her from all the stereotypes and traditional beliefs.”
So much so that the lioness of R&B has pulled her weight by enthusing young women to support the national activities that promote gender equality and the empowerment of women by joining innovative projects that broaden and sustain women’s empowerment into poverty reduction.
She is one of the most successful R&B stars of her generation in the country and fast crossing to rest of the region.
“I like her music and I am already excited about her new album,” one of Miss JoJo’s fans told The New Times.
“Miss JoJo has a powerful voice and she knows very well how to engage her fans on the stage… can’t wait for the concert!”
The concert will take place at the Private Sector Federation (PSF), commonly known as the EXPO Ground at 7p.m, with tickets priced between Rwf 5.000 and Rwf 10.000.
Artistes expected to perform at the concert are Shanel, Knowles, Ganzo, Aline Gahongayire, King James, Tom Close, Kitoko, Just Family, Dream Boyz and Jean Paul Samputu.
Kenyan-based famous Burundian artiste, Kidumu will also grace the show.
Miss Jojo, real name Josiane Uwineza, was born in 1983 from the Eastern Province of Rwanda; she was exposed to singing and dancing as a child.
Miss JoJo rose to fame in 2007, after winning the National University of Rwanda Rector Excellence Award as ‘Best Female Artiste’. In 2008, she put Rwanda on the regional map when she won the Pearl of Africa Music awards, as ‘Best Rwandan Female Artiste’.
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